Teaching Parents

Teaching Parents are at the heart of what Boys and Girls Country does and are committed to keeping our children safe.  Teaching Parent candidates must be at least 21 years of age, successfully complete a criminal history investigation, and, if they are a married a couple, they must have been married for at least two years. Additionally, applicants must have experience working with children.  New Teaching Parents receive comprehensive training over a two week period. Throughout the training, they learn the Teaching Family Model, Crisis intervention/SAMA, First Aid/CPR, and Medication Administration. After Teaching Parents complete the initial training, they are required to complete additional training hours on an annual basis. 

The nature of the job requires high energy and excellent organizational skills to juggle ever-changing schedules and meet the parenting demands of a large cottage family. Each person must be able to work in a mission-oriented, child-friendly team environment. Training is provided, as well as competitive base pay, health and dental insurance, 401K, a regular schedule with days off, vacation, and appreciation and support for the importance of this job! Bachelor’s degree preferred. EOE

To become a Teaching Parent, candidates can submit an application online. Once we review the application, an interview is scheduled based on our needs.  If a candidate successfully completes the interview and background check process, they are scheduled to attend the next training. Training occurs approximately twice a year depending on staffing needs.

Current Openings:  We are seeking qualified couples and singles to serve as teaching parents.  

You may also submit your resume by emailing Meshele Edmondson at meshelee@boysandgirlscountry.org or by fax at 281-351-4978.

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